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Hookup Culture and Dating Apps Create Dark Side of Modern Sex

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is this really what’s become acceptable?

The College Fix reports.

REPORT: Hookup culture’s collide with dating apps creates dark, ugly and slutty side of modern sex

“When it’s so easy, when it’s so available to you,” Brian says intensely, “and you can meet somebody and f*ck them in 20 minutes, it’s very hard to...

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Watch Millennials Try to Explain the Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 11:00am

Campus Reform took the recent incident on MSNBC with Debbie Wasserman Schultz and tried the same experiment with some young people.

They didn’t do much better. Watch.

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VIDEO: Millennials can’t distinguish Democrats, socialists

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was at a loss for words late last month when asked for the...

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The Secret to Success in College in Three Words

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Some advice for current students.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

The secret to college success in three words

Several weeks ago, I came across an online essay with the provocative headline, “Is someone you love going to college? Their success depends on three words.”

I’m a sucker for advice, particularly condensed, pithy advice.

And, as it happens,...

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Scott Walker Takes the Higher Education Fight to Hillary Clinton on Twitter

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:00am

Hillary Clinton is doing a lott of bragging about her plans for higher education but Scott Walker is calling her out and doing a little bragging of his own. Check out some of his recent tweets.

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Will the Rise of Digital Text Books Put College Bookstores Out of Business?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Waiting in line to collect your overpriced books at the beginning of each semester is a college past time future generations might not experience.

Forbes explores:

Textbooks Are Going Digital, But Will That Put College Bookstores Out Of Business?

In the more than $10 billion dollar college textbook industry, students are captive consumers. Each...

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How an Independent Site Blew the Lid Off the University of Texas Admissions Practices

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Franklin Center’s Watchdog.org has reporters on the ground nation-wide. Their Texas chapter is to thank for some of the best ongoing coverage of the University of Texas’ admissions practices.

From the Franklin Center:

Texas Watchdog’s “bullet-proof” coverage of the UT admissions scandal

It’s not often that a center-left news outlet calls out a...

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St. Louis University Student Goes to Ferguson to Support The Police

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

Kudos to this young woman for having the courage to stand with law enforcement.

Oliver Darcy reported at The Blaze.

19-Year-Old College Student Goes to Ferguson Protests to Make Bold Statement: ‘It Was Scary’

A 19-year-old woman stood in front of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday night as a symbolic gesture to protect...

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Clinton and Other Democrats’ Higher Ed Plans Enlarge Role of Federal Government

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

What a great idea. They’ve done such a good job so far, haven’t they?

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

A Bigger Federal Role

Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan announced Monday highlights the growing consensus among Democrats on how to tackle rising tuition: send federal money to states that agree, in return, to...

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You Don’t Need a College Degree to be a Military Officer

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

A candidate can get skills elsewhere.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Military Officers Don’t Need College Degrees

Military recruiters and top brass like to repeat the refrain that the average member of the armed forces is better educated than the average American. It’s true. According to the Defense Department, nearly 94% of enlisted personnel...

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U. Texas Panel Recommends Relocation of Confederate Statues or Explanatory Plaques

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00am

The liberal war on American history continues apace.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Univ. of Texas panel: Relocate Confederate statues or add explanatory plaques

A task force working to help determine the fate of controversial statues at the University of Texas made its recommendations Monday: Relocate Confederate statues on campus or add...

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University of Michigan Wants to Bring Back Frat Mom

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Remember the ski resort disaster?

USA Today reports.

Bring back frat mom? University of Michigan wants it

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — House moms — or at least, live-in housing directors — could be making a comeback at the University of Michigan’s fraternities if school officials get their way.

Administrators want to see more experienced adults...

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College Students Need to Get Over Their Fear of Words and Ideas

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:00am

In a great new column at The Atlantic, Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE and Jonathan Haidt explain why trigger warnings and other trends in higher education are harmful to college students.

The Coddling of the American Mind

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven...

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10 Things Students Should Know About Their Religious Liberties

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Here’s a nifty list of 10 facts every student should know about their guaranteed religious liberties.

This one comes to us from the Liberty Institute:

10 Facts Every Student Must Know about Religious Rights in School

Before students order their books and fill their backpacks, they need to think about preparing their most...

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Could Improvements to Education Have a Positive Effect on the Economy?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

This idea is the central tenet of a recent column in the Wall Street Journal by Robert Litan.

How Improving Education Could Pay Off in Economic Growth

In a recent Think Tank piece, I focused on two ways to boost long-term economic growth: more risk-taking by larger companies, and more start-ups. Neither is...

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Harvard Prof Larry Lessig Considering Democratic Presidential Run

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is so perfectly Democratic.

Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller writes:

Harvard Professor Larry Lessig To Explore Democratic Presidential Run

It’s not Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but another liberal Harvard professor is going to challenge Hillary Clinton for president.

Larry Lessig, a progressive known for railing against big money in politics, plans to announce...

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Prager University – Was the Civil War About Slavery?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a word? Yes. In this new video from Prager University, West Point professor Colonel Ty Seidule explains why.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

What caused the Civil War? Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South secede because of slavery? Or was it about something else entirely…perhaps states’ rights? Colonel...

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University of California Students Want to Kick Cops Out of Union Over Claims of Racism

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

Why kick the cops out? Here is their point of view. “Policing in the U.S. has always served the needs of colonialism, racism, and capitalism.”

Personal Liberty reports.

Students say kick cops out of union because … racism

It’s always fun to watch liberal utopia melt down in real time. Here’s a good one:...

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Lawmaker Calls for Firing of Central Connecticut State Prof with Criminal History

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:00am

The professor in question is a repeat offender.

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Extracurricular Criminal

A professor finds himself in trouble with the law several times within the span of a few years. But none of those crimes and alleged crimes relate directly to his teaching or publications, and he’s apparently a...

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Liberal Pakistani Student: Berkeley is So PC That They Stifle Open Discussion

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Being too scared of offending others has stopped freedom of speech.

The College Fix reports.

Pakistani student: UC-Berkeley is so ‘politically correct that they end up stifling open discussion’

University of California-Berkeley student Shanzeh Khurram has been writing a weekly column in The Daily Californian this summer about growing up in Pakistan as a...

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U. Oregon Paid Rape Accuser $800K and Full Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:00am

That’s a pretty handsome settlement for a case that ended with no criminal charges.

Christian Britschgi of the College Fix reports.

U. of Oregon paid rape accuser $800,000 and full tuition so it could move on, president says

Time to stop debating this incident and hire loads of bureaucrats

The University of Oregon is paying...

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U. of California System Dumps Big Money into Salary Increases

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Getting a raise is great and all, but is it sustainable?

Reason reports:

University of California System Spending Big Money on Salary Boosts

A number of years ago, I wrote about a California pest-control agency that had lobbied taxpayers to raise their property taxes to help fight a scary stinging insect called the red-imported...

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More Trouble Ahead for Defunct Trump University

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Do you remember Trump University? You’re likely to hear more about it in the near future.

Valerie Strauss reports at the Washington Post.

Trump University: Why the N.Y. attorney general called it a scam

You probably won’t be surprised to learn, if you didn’t already know, that Donald Trump started a university, or at...

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